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Khidirpur or Kidderpore is a neighborhood of metropolitan Kolkata (Calcutta), in Kolkata district, West Bengal, India. Located in the central-west part of the city, it is bounded by the Alipore in the east, Mominpur in the south, Hastings in the north, Garden Reach and Metiabruz in the south-west, and the Hooghly River in the west.

Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
District Kolkata
Municipal Corporation Kolkata Municipal Corporation
KMC wards 76, 77, 79, 80
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) +91 33
Lok Sabha constituency Kolkata Dakshin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kolkata Port, Bhabanipur

It's home to people from walks of life & one of the most sought after place as far as location & connectivity to other popular places is concerned .



The gateway of Kidderpore is at the crossing of Diamond Harbour Road and Gangadhar Banerjee Lane. At that place a roadside restaurant dating from the British era remains, named "Panchubabu's Shop" or "Panchubabur Dokan", one of the landmarks of Kidderpore. The area is also home to quite a few dargahs of Sufi saints like Syed Baba and Shah Warsi Baba

In the field of Indian literature, this part of Kolkata produced three jewel poets. They were Rongolal Bandhopadhyay, Hemchandra Bandopadhyay and Michael Madhushudan Dutta.


One of the oldest parts of the city, Kidderpore has many legends associated with respect to the stoical origin of its name. It is said that some British could not converse in Bengali. Whenever they passed by, their asking in broken Hindi for the directions to the port where their ships used to dock sounded somewhat like 'kidder-port'. More plausibly, the name is a corruption of Khidrpur or Khizarpur, Khizr/Khidr being the guardian saint of the seas to the fishing communities of Bengal. Another theory points out that the port probably got its name from Lord Kyde, a 19th-century engineer who designed and supervised the building of the lock gate that connects the nearby port to the Hoogly River.


Kidderpore is located at 22°32′N 88°19′E / 22.53°N 88.32°E / 22.53; 88.32.[1] It has an average elevation of 9 m (30 ft).


Kidderpore Bridge is one of the few bridges in Kolkata that has trams plying across it. The Kidderpore Tram Depot connects locations like Kalighat, Tollygunge and Ballygunge, etc. The main Kidderpore intersection is connected with northern, southern and central Kolkata by various private and state bus services. Shared autos ply from nearby distances are an affordable option. Kidderpore can also be accessed by the Kolkata Circular Railway, which has a station in the locality.

High-Rise Residential BuildingEdit

  • Dhanshree Towers.
  • Merlin Riverview.
  • Ideal Tower.
  • Sukhmani Imperia.
  • Vinayak Florenza

Medical facilitiesEdit

The area is well served by several major hospitals:

  • Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Alipore
  • BM Birla Heart Research Centre, Alipore
  • Kothari Medical Research Center, Alipore
  • SSKM Hospital (Government Hospital), approx. 1 km away
  • Ekbalpur Nursing Home .
  • Bangur Institute of Neurology, approx. 1 km away
  • Shambhunath Pandit Hospital, approx. 1.5 km away
  • SSKM Poly Clinic besides of Shambhunath Pandit Hospital
  • Woodlands Hospital, Alipore
  • Institute of Psychiatry, D.L. Khan Road.

Educational institutionsEdit

  • St Thomas School, Kolkata is the second oldest school in India, and the oldest in West Bengal.
  • Jawahar Lal Nehru Vidyapith
  • Moulana Azad Urdu School.
  • The Kidderpore Academy
  • Jnan Chandra Ghosh College of Polytechnique
  • Adarsh Hindi High School
  • Khidirpur College
  • St. Paul's School Kidderpore, Diamond Harbour Road
  • St. Teresa Secondary School, Diamond Harbour Road
  • Lajpat Hindi High School
  • Loyola High School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Command Hospital
  • Sarat Chandra Paul Girls High School
  • Sir Syed High School (Urdu)
  • Kidderpore Urdu Girls Primary School
  • Kidderpore Oriya High School
  • Kidderpore Balika Vidyatan
  • Bankim Ghosh Smriti Uchha Balika Vidyalaya
  • Jnan Bhaskar Vidyalaya
  • Thomas Day High School
  • St Barnabas High School
  • Grace International School.
  • Evergreen high school .
  • Kidder Pore Muslim High Secondary School
  • Child Care Primary School, Ram Kamal Street
  • Shri Shanti Niketan Vidyalaya, Daighat

Places of interestEdit

  • Kidderpore Drawbridge, Kolkata Port Trust
  • St. Ignitius Church
  • Solana Masjid
  • National Library
  • 5-Star Market & Fancy Market
  • Kolkata Armed Police HQ
* Kidderpore Market
  • Padmapukur Swimming Club
  • Heritage Site at Mohan Chand Road ( House of a renowned poet )
  • Bodyguard Mahalaxmi Temple.
  • Panchanand Temple ( Watgunge)
  • Bhuikailash Shivling & Rajbaari.

Restaurants & EateriesEdit

  • India Restaurant
  • Meridian Inn
  • Panchu Babu ( 25 Pally)
  • Kanai ( Snacks & Tea )
  • Fancy Snack Bar


External linksEdit

  Kolkata/South travel guide from Wikivoyage